This Month's Recipes - December 2014. A collection of all the Christmassy vegetarian recipes that appeared on Amuse Your Bouche in December 2014!

Happy new year!! This is one of my favourite times of year – a chance for a fresh start. After the indulgence of the Christmas period, a salad and an alcohol-free beverage couldn’t sound more tempting to me.

The major news from my house this month (aside from the whole Christmas thing) is that we have a new addition! As well as me, my husband, and our lovely little pet rat, our house now contains this little bundle of fun:

pip collage

That’s Pip, and she’s 12 weeks old. Yes, she’s utterly adorable. Yes, she’s unbelievably tiny. And yes, she’s a complete handful.

In between cleaning wee off the carpet, trying to make Pip stand on the cold ground outside rather than climbing onto my feet, and having plenty of puppy cuddles, I did manage to get a few vegetarian recipes out in December! As you might expect, they were almost all Christmas-related, since I know that Christmas dinner is something that vegetarians sometimes struggle with.

Here were the three most popular recipes from December:

Perfect roast potatoes

Perfect roast potatoes

Cheese and onion plait

Cheese and onion plait

Carrot and cashew nut roast

Carrot and cashew nut roast

My personal favourite recipe from December was:

Leek and cheese stuffed savoury French toast

Leek and cheese stuffed savoury French toastThese recipes also made an appearance:

This Month's Recipes - December 2014. A collection of all the Christmassy vegetarian recipes that appeared on Amuse Your Bouche in December 2014!

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf
Lemon almond shortbread snowflakes
Butternut squash and red lentil stew
Melted chocolate snowmen
Slow cooker mulled wine
Cranberry and white chocolate skillet cookie

And since I’m a Christmas obsessive, I also shared my ultimate vegetarian Christmas dinner – along with plenty of alternative recipes from some of my favourite bloggers.

The ultimate vegetarian Christmas dinner

Aaaand just in case that wasn’t enough, I also shared my method of chopping up a butternut squash, and a collection of some of my favourite butternut squash recipes.

How to cut up a butternut squash without losing a finger!

Phew! Happy 2015 everyone, I hope I’ll see you all back here again this year!